The victims sprawled at the coffeeshop after the attack.
SIBU: A businessman died after being shot at close range by an unidentified gunman from a four-wheel drive while his girlfriend was injured during the incident.
According to police, Ting Meng Min and his Chinese national girlfriend identified as Xiao Fen were having their supper with four people at a coffeeshop at Jalan Lanang and were about to leave when the vehicle pulled over.
A man alighted from the vehicle and fired several shots which hit Ting and his girlfriend at 11pm Saturday.
Ting, in his 30s, died on the way to a private medical centre from a shot in his back. His girlfriend, who was hit on her arm, was reported to be in stable condition.
Sibu district police chief ACP Mohd Kamal Kordi said the victim was from Miri, and owned a pub there.
“Ting once set up a pub here but it had since closed down,” he said.
It is learnt that there were three people in the white four-wheel drive including the gunman.
ACP Mohd Kamal said a CCTV footage of the vehicle had been obtained.
Police are investigating the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.